Tag Archive: science


Voynich Code – CRACKED!

A while back, I shared this video about one of the most mysterious books in the world, written in an unknown and indecipherable text. Well, it took a Bristol University linguist two weeks to figure out that it’s the only known example of written “proto-Romance” language, the precursor to Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian, Catalan, and Galician. “The language was ubiquitous in the Mediterranean during the Medieval period, but it was seldom written in official or important documents because Latin was the language of royalty, church, and government. As a result, proto-Romance was lost from the record, until now.”

Read more here: https://phys.org/news/2019-05-bristol-academic-voynich-code-century-old.html

On LastWeekTonight, John Oliver outlines what, exactly is problematic about Dr. Oz and the nutrition supplement industry. Then he invites George R.R. Martin, Steve Buscemi, the Black and Gold Marching Elite, and some fake real housewives on the show to illustrate how to pander to an audience without hurting anyone.

Why? Because science!

Gingers, redheads, carrot tops–there are a lot nicknames for those with red hair, especially considering that red is the rarest human hair color. However, while gingers may be (relatively) few in number, their fiery locks attract outsized attention. Nonetheless, there are some facts about redheads that may still surprise you.

On this epiusode of Planet Slo-Mo, The Slow Mo Guys break down how lightning works while continuously shocking Dan at 28,000 frames per second with a Van de Graaff Machine.

How To Make Everything aims to find out!

 

On this episode of How To Make Everything our host collects some copper ore from an abandoned mine in California and extracts the copper metal out of it through electrowinning.

Gav and Dan of The Slow Mo Guys travel halfway around the world on this episode of Planet SloMo to try their luck in one of the most active places on earth for electrical storms: Singapore during monsoon season.

Are Negative Ions Good For You?

The short answer is yes, but don’t bother with those silly salt lamps or ion-machines. Get to the seashore or a waterfall or even the outdoors in general.

Four Revolutionary Riddles

Not about the war, but in terms of rotation. First, the riddles:

And then Veritasium gives us the answers:

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